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    • Official Gazette

    • April 15, 1918
    • In April 1915, Sacramento’s City Commission, a governing body that had been in place since July 1912, set itself to transparency with the release of its Official Gazette (known also as the Municipal Gazette). Founded through unanimous vote from the...
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    • Mercy Hospital Children’s Solarium

    • 1928
    • The children’s solarium at Mercy Hospital at 4001 J Street is shown in this circa 1928 photograph. The tile work, located just below the room’s windows, was printed to show familiar figures from the Mother Goose rhymes. Located in the northwest...
    • 567
    • Crest Theater Auditorium Screen

    • 1949
    • This photograph, as taken from the back of the Crest Theater auditorium, was made on October 29, 1949. It shows the proscenium, a curtain-shrouded projection screen, numerous seats and walls adorned with gold leaf fixtures. For the first time...
    • 536
    • Entry to the Alhambra Theater

    • 1947
    • The façade of the legendary Alhambra Theater at 1100 Alhambra Boulevard is captured in this 1947 photograph. The venue was designed to emulate the grandeur of Islam’s Alhambra, located in Granada, Spain. The movie house was accented with a garden...
    • 2280
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • December 25, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • December 18, 1909
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • January 1, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • California State Library and Courts Building

    • 1929
    • The California State Library and Courts Building and its Sierra white granite exterior shines in this 1929 photograph. Completed just a year earlier, the building was constructed with five floors, including a basement, and designed to provide...
    • 797
    • Peter Lassen Junior High School

    • 1955
    • Sitting at 5022 Fifty-Eighth Street in 1955 is Peter Lassen Junior High School, resting alongside Mark Twain Elementary School on the far right. Named for the early California pioneer and secessionist, Lassen was dedicated on October 31, 1954. ...
    • 1733
    • The Visitor

    • 1892
    • David Lubin and his half-brother Harris Weinstock expanded their original store into the largest mail-order business on the West Coast by 1875, and that store became an emporium. Incorporated in 1888 with plans of building more stores, the...
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    • Stockton Boulevard; 3512-3522

    • 1941
    • This June 7, 1941, photograph was taken on the one year anniversary of the Colonial Theater at 3522 Stockton Boulevard. Designed by Herbert Goodpastor, the structure went up at a cost of 100,000 dollars and had a seating capacity of 850. The...
    • 1019
    • Water Pumping Station

    • 1950
    • This March 13, 1950, photograph shows the water pumping station for Sacramento’s water filtration plant. Located just north of the city, and constructed in 1924, the pump was designed to slowly take water in by gravity, transferring it then to the...
    • 973
    • State Capitol, Sacramento, Cal. - Photo, Blank Back

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 postcard shows the southeast corner of the California State Capitol building and its 7.25 million dollar annex which was completed in 1951. Attached to the east side of the original capitol, the 200-by-275 foot wing was designed to...
    • BBSAC290
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • January 29, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • The Review, June 1911

    • 1911-06-01
    • Sacramento High School is located at 2315 Thirty-Fourth Street in Sacramento, California. Founded just one week after San Francisco’s Lowell High School opened its doors in mid-August 1856, “Sac High” has matured into the second oldest high school...
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    • Mansion Inn

    • 1960
    • Shown is a circa 1960 menu for the Mansion Inn, located at the northwest corner of Sixteenth and H streets. Opening in 1958, the 51-unit motor court was designed by the local architectural firm of Dreyfuss and Blackford.
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    • Installation of the Indo Arch

    • 1980
    • Shown in April 1980, at Third and K Street, is Sacramento's Indo Arch, designed by Sacramento State University Art Professor Gerald Walburg. The artist received a 70,000 dollar commission for the work's design and installation in late 1977 from...
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    • Country Club Centre

    • 1958
    • A car show occupies the massive parking lot of Country Club Centre in this 1958 photograph. The development, designed by San Francisco-based architect William B. David, covered a lot of 13-acres and was considered to be Sacramento's first regional...
    • 1335
    • Golden Melody Parade of '49

    • 1949
    • This 1949 program highlights events accompanying the Golden Melody Parade, which enjoyed a two year run - 1948 and 1949 - at the California State Fair. Held before the event's grandstand, it involved 32 male singers, and 25 women, serving as...
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    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • February 05, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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